Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kansas City Downtown Convention Hotel Hype Amid Persists Local Lodging Glut

Here's a bit of #TBT fact checking that no other local news outlet has bothered to share with readers . . . The downtown hotel game has always been a speculative and mostly money losing endeavor. Last year developers straight up told KCMO that there were too many hotels. Nevertheless, this local content offers renewed hope despite a worsening economic climate. Checkit:

INSIDE LOOK: Convention Center hotel promises stunning views

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The latest addition to Kansas City's downtown skyline, the Loews Convention Center Hotel, is supposed to be open for the 2020 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Championship. Less than a year out, 41 Action News was given a sneak peek inside the building as crews race against the clock and mother nature to complete the project.

9 comments:

Hyperblogal said...

Only KC would build a new hotel to compete with those it's already subsidizing.

Anonymous said...

Only legalized weed and prostitution will keep those rooms full all but a couple times a year.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ True on both counts.

Anonymous said...

KCMO ranks 9th-highest in the country, out of 449 cities and counties for revenue lost to TIF and other tax incentives.

$90 million just last year 2018

Anonymous said...

....and yet, the city moves forward. Weird.

Anonymous said...

.....and yet the city is in massive debt. Weird

Anonymous said...

We need to upgrade the quality of our whores in Kansas City. The only really good ones are the students at KU working their way through school by whoring in KC.

Castizaje said...

Did mike burke ever get his hotel built?

Anonymous said...

The hotels keep going up with funny money and meanwhile back at the ranch, the employees of the Power and Light district say the place is dead from Sunday through Wednesday, as in no activity.

We have sugar juiced the "momentum" in a ponzi scheme. Time to consolidate, improve the basics, and focus on other dimensions of the city running well.

If Jolie wants to just keep on with version 2.0 of the Sly/Cleaver/Chamber/KCPL agenda then it should not be too hard to defeat her platform. All the City Council players look weak not having more differentiation or criticism when things like the Airport and Rock Island mess have been going on.

Watch the hotels languish in the off season, doing very little good for the average citizen. A complete clean sweep seems like it might be make more positive the public view of things. That and maybe try to get voters to actually play a role in democracy, unlike what is going on on both sides of the state line.